Are You OD-ing on Healthy Nutrients?

You know that things like fiber and omega-3s are good for you, but consuming them in excess just isn’t necessary—and your calorie count could be spent in other ways

December 9, 2010
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Every health guru will tell you to load up on antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s, but as is the case with most everything in life, you can have too much of a good thing. A healthy balance of nutrients will help keep your weight down and your body strong, but flooding your system with 1000 percent of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C will hardly give you a nutritional edge. Plus, downing two servings of a sugary smoothie for the sake of its nutrients can saddle you with extra calories.

Instead, maximize the health benefits of your diet without over-taxing your belly. Here's a breakdown of what your body actually needs, and how you can get these healthy nutrients in appropriate quantities.

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